Updated: Mark and Luke Maye: The universe evens things out

Updated to correct Aloha Bowl loss instead of win. When Mark Maye was a high school football player in Charlotte he was probably the most highly recruited player in the state and among the most sought after in the nation. He was the prominent schoolboy quarterback prospect of his time. That he decided to go … Continue reading Updated: Mark and Luke Maye: The universe evens things out

Back to the future, watching movies outdoors again might be cool

The headline caught my attention immediately. "Massive drive-in theater planned in Graham." I saw it on the Burlington Times-News website a couple of days ago. The subhead provided more information: "Graham theater owners plan five screens, room for 1,000 cars." The story, by reporter Bill Cresenzo, outlined plans by Graham Cinema owners Chuck and Jennifer … Continue reading Back to the future, watching movies outdoors again might be cool

Calling my NCAA bracket what it is, an Exercise in Sheer Madness

First of all, I’m painfully aware that no one cares about my NCAA Tournament bracket. No one gives a rat’s – or Rick Pitino’s – ass what teams I predict will be in the Final Four either. I get that. I don’t care about anyone else’s picks either – especially the experts at ESPN. But … Continue reading Calling my NCAA bracket what it is, an Exercise in Sheer Madness

Sunshine Week: The public always deserves as many answers as possible

I left the newspaper business and journalism in November but I didn’t suddenly drop one of my lifelong interests in the process. Yeah, I still believe in open government and transparency at every level -- from the smallest town councils to the White House. It’s the least government and elected leaders can do: Operate where … Continue reading Sunshine Week: The public always deserves as many answers as possible

Updated: A big night for N.C. journalists and some of my favorite people

Updated to add information on another winner. --- I first started going to the annual Winter Institute held by the North Carolina Press Association in around 1987. I recall it only because the contest rules for entering stories, photos, illustrations and other print newspaper goodies are basically the same now as they were then – … Continue reading Updated: A big night for N.C. journalists and some of my favorite people

Updated: You have meddled with the primal forces of nature Mr. Boeheim …

QUICK UPDATE: Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim tried to smooth over any ruffled feathers during a radio interview today but still believes his original statement about media markets. Roy Williams, on the other hand, seems to agree with me. The site could be just about anywhere because media is also everywhere. Read on. With all apologies … Continue reading Updated: You have meddled with the primal forces of nature Mr. Boeheim …